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Snackin\’

Part of my committment to a better week includes a committment to healthier eating. I can\’t go cold turkey on snacking. I just can\’t. This week, I\’m very focused on healthier snacking. I\’ve been munching a lot so far, and it\’s just Tuesday.

Here\’s what I\’ve had and how I\’ve felt about these products….

  1. A VitaTop… deep chocolate one, to be exact. HOLY COW THIS IS GOOD!!! You nuke it and it gets all gooey and melty like a brownie. Serious yumminess for a mere 100 calories.

  2. Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese with Special K Multigrain Crackers. Very tasty and filling. Calorie total: about 125 for a wedge of cheese and 17 crackers. I especially like the crackers (as does Sam!) because they are sweet and salty at the same time.

  3. 100 Calorie Packs of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies. Tasty, but they are two smaller-than-traditional cookies. Good, but makes me wonder how many calories I would have consumed with the whole package of regular Milanos… cause I could totally wipe out a whole box, no problem!

  4. Jello Dark Chocolate Mousse. YUUUM. Even my kids like this. For 60 calories, it satisfies your chocolate cravings.

  5. Weight Watchers Smart Ones Veggie Pizza Minis. REALLY good…four of them make a yummy, filling lunch. The crust is a little round bagel like thing, but better than a bagel, as it is crispy and kind of buttery tasting. Anything that is buttery tasting is okay with me. Four mini pizzas equal 270 calories/5 points.

Yesterday was a good(ish) day, food wise, but I didn\’t exercise last night like I had planned. On the agenda for today, in terms of my new healthy living committment, is a workout with my new Biggest Loser for Wii. I haven\’t tried it yet, but have heard good things about it. I\’m also planning to fix myself a toasted cheesy English muffin along with a salad, rather than the traditional buttery-gooey grilled cheese I\’m fixing for the kiddos. I\’ll round that out with apple slices and fat-free, sugar-free chocolate pudding.

I\’m really having to fight the stress today and not give in to temptation to grab something bad from the vending machine. I know that I am a stress eater. I am working on new strategies for that. Excerise is one. Writing is another. Avoiding the negativity pit would really help, and I\’ve been working hard at that.

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Elly Gilbert

READER & WRITER OF HAPPILY EVER AFTERS